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On Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. a group in Muskegon County will host a "Community Conversation" at the Lake House on how to better engage people with disabilities in meaningful work and civic opportunities. Organizers say they are urging a wide cross-section of community members to join the conversation including young, old, employers, families, co-workers, consumers, educators, city leaders, volunteers, civic group leaders, faith communities, and and all community members.
In more than 14,000 school districts across the country, education leaders are tackling the critical task of preparing students for success during and beyond their K-12 years. Amid scarce resources, shifting demographics, and competing education providers, district-level administrators tirelessly work to improve the school systems in their communities. After reviewing hundreds of nominations, Education Week‘s annual Leaders To Learn From report, released today in print and online at edweek.org/leaders, recognizes 16 forward-thinking district leaders who are working to enact, and inspire, change in our nation’s public schools.
Surveillance cameras, more robust Internet connections, personal learning devices, and training for teachers top the list of improvements underway according to a new “Annual Accountability Report” released by the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District (MAISD). The report marks the one-year anniversary of the one-mill, ten-year enhancement millage to fund $4.3 million annually in technology and security improvements for public school districts within the MAISD.
On February 20, 2015, the Baker College of Muskegon Culinary Institute of Michigan (CIM) hosted 63 Hospitality students from seven career tech centers in Northwestern Michigan for the 2015 SkillsUSA Regional Competition. These students competed in four areas: Culinary Arts, Commercial Baking, Food & Beverage Service, and Team Banquet. Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (MACTC) students earned gold medals in all three events.
On January 28 and February 4, 2015, Mona Shores Optimist Club members celebrated the successes of area high school students with a recognition luncheon at Baker College. Two students from each of the 14 Muskegon Area high schools were honored for their academic success and for best reflecting the Optimist Creed. The creed charges members to expect only the best, wear a cheerful countenance, forget the mistakes of the past, and press on to the greater achievements of the future.